Saturday, May 5, 2012

Bus Driver's Mother-in-law's Almond Honey Slice

This recipe is given by the bus driver to the mother-in-law of the Australian food critic, Matt Preston during a country bus trip.  It's a recipe belonged to the bus driver's mother-in-law's.  Isn't it funny that recipe can be found from anyone at anywhere!  Matt has been hosting the Australian Master Chef and the 2012 Master Chef will be on TV tonight! Yay!

As most of the mother-in-law's recipes are good and so would be this one, too!  The slice was crumbly with a rich buttery, nutty taste.  It would be nice to share this with your mother or mother-in-law this Mother's Day for a special treat.

Have a Happy Mother's Day!

Almond Honey Slice

For the Base:
90g melted butter
1/2 cup firmly packed brown sugar
1 cup plain flour
1/2 cup ground almonds

For the Topping:
125g butter, chopped
1/2 cup honey
200g slivered almonds


  1. Preheat oven to 170c.
  2. Combine base ingredients and mix well.  Press into a 18cm x 32cm paper-lined lamington pan.
  3. Bake for 12 minutes or until lightly brown.  Meanwhile, prepare the topping.
  4. Combine butter and honey in a small saucepan and stir over low heat until butter is melted.  Simmer uncovered for about 3 minutes or until mixture is a light caramel colour.  Stir in nuts.
  5. Spread base with hot topping and bake for about 15 minutes or until golden brown.  Cool in tray before cut into shapes.   

 Source: adopted from the cookbook, "Baking,"edited by Kylie Walker.


  1. I'm excited too that the Australian Masterchef is back!

    Now, I know why this slice is named as the bus driver's MIL slice. This name sounds so cute!

  2. How cool! i love a good story that goes along with a great recipe!

  3. Love the name of your recipe! lol..looks easy to make and they do look very tempting. I love to watch the Jr Master Chef more than the Australian Master Chef. The kids at that age and able to whip up a dish professionally, put me to shame..haahaha.

  4. I have been making this slice for years. It is from a Women’s Weekly cookbook called “Quick – Mix Biscuits and Slices”.
    I made this yesterday and have brought it to work today for colleagues. It is delicious!